COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lancaster Pollard has hired Martin Kent to serve as the firm’s new chief
credit officer. Kent, most recently the director of multifamily
credit/underwriting for Fannie Mae’s seniors housing programs, will
provide credit oversight for all the firm’s banking activities.
During his 11 years with Fannie Mae, Kent oversaw both the seniors and
affordable housing credit functions as a risk manager and ultimately as
director. In those roles, he structured and underwrote numerous loans
and trained and managed underwriters. In addition, he reviewed and
updated credit policies for Fannie Mae’s Delegated Underwriting &
Servicing (DUS®) Guide and approved loans of up to $250 million.
“Marty and his wealth of knowledge will be a tremendous addition to our
firm, particularly for our agency and at-risk lending and investing
platforms,” said Lancaster Pollard CEO Nick Gesue. “His great
perspective and impressive background will further enhance our ability
to uphold the highest credit standards.”
Kent, who will be based in Columbus, has nearly three decades of
experience in credit policy. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, he spent 18
years in commercial banking, both at PNC Bank and at Bank of America, as
a credit officer for various segments of real estate finance.
“Lancaster Pollard is an exciting company that is expanding its already
robust platform of comprehensive financing solutions,” said Kent. “I’m
thrilled to be joining such an ambitious, entrepreneurial organization
with a sterling reputation among its clients.”
Kent earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland
in political science. Prior to that, he was a staff sergeant in the U.S.
Air Force for six years.
Lancaster Pollard helps health care, senior living and housing providers
expand and improve their services by delivering a full range of
investment banking, mortgage banking, private equity, balance sheet
financing and M&A advisory services.
Tyler Howard, 614-224-8800